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Odyssey Theatre, Ottawa’s premier professional summer theatre company, is seeking a dynamic person to join our team as an Arts Management Intern.  This position is an excellent opportunity for someone passionate about theatre who wants to gain training and experience in the arts.

Currently in its 36th season, Odyssey is an award-winning company renowned for its innovative style of theatre, incorporating masks, Commedia dell’Arte, clown and puppetry. Our programs include our annual Theatre Under the Stars, a New Play Creation program, and training workshops for artists and youth.  We are currently producing two online series – a fantasy podcast and a webinar on Commedia.

Working with the General Manager and Artistic Director, you will receive training and experience in diverse areas of managing a professional arts company. You will assist with marketing, grant writing, fund raising, communications and outreach, web and social media, special events and general office duties.  The position could be extended through the summer as Front of House Manager for our outdoor theatre.

We are looking for a well-organized, positive and energetic person who wants to contribute to the growth of theatre in Ottawa. Candidates should be passionate about the arts and have:

  • A university or college degree in a relevant discipline;
  • Good organizational skills, an attention to detail and an ability to manage priorities;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work independently and as part of a professional team and with volunteers; and,
  • Experience in working with social media, websites and digital platforms.

The Intern receives training and experience in writing, project management, planning,  fundraising, volunteers, social media and special events, along with networking opportunities. This position will prepare you for exciting positions in the arts or not-for-profit sectors.


  • From October 15, 2021 to March 31, 2022 (possible extension to end of August 2022).
  • $600.00/week (40 hours/week, flexibility to work some evening and weekends required)

In accordance with the grant that makes this position possible, candidates must be under 30 years of age, be a recent graduate, register with Young Canada Works and be approved by CHRC prior to hiring. Odyssey is committed to providing a welcoming workplace free from harassment and discrimination.  We value diversity and welcome applicants regardless of gender, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation or disability status.

Please send a resume and cover letter, the names of three references, and a two-page sample of sole-authored writing by September 15, 2021 to:

John Forster, General Manager, Odyssey Theatre by email to: info@odysseytheatre.ca.

Applications will be considered as submitted. While, we thank all those who apply, only those to be interviewed will be contacted.  For more information about Odyssey Theatre please visit our website at www.odysseytheatre.ca 

Please click here for the 2021-2022 job position details.

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